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Administrative Use Permits (AUPs) are required for the use of land or land development when required by the Zoning Ordinance, typically for projects that have potential for impacts on the surrounding neighborhood. An AUP is issued by the Planning Director, and may be appealed to the Planning Commission.
A Certificate of Merger is used to merge two adjacent legal lots into one legal lot. It is often required when construction is proposed which crosses over multiple properties.
The City of Hayward Police Department has adopted the practice of referring private person Concealed Weapon License applicants to the Alameda County Sheriff’s Office in accordance with Penal Code Section 12050(g).
Conditional Use Permits (CUPs) are required for the use of land or land development when required by the Zoning Ordinance, typically for projects that have potential for impacts on the surrounding neighborhood. A CUP is issued by the Planning Commission after a public hearing, and may be appealed to the City Council.
If a project or activity is going to be performed within the public right-of-way, an Encroachment Permit is required.
A General Plan Amendment (GPA) is required if a project is proposed which is not consistent with the established General Plan Designation for a property. An application may be submitted to change the General Plan Designation of the property to a different designation in order to build the proposed project.
Before grading work begins, City staff must review the grading and clearing plans. The City Engineer usually approves the issuance of a grading permit, but in some circumstances City Council authorization is required.